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Formal Semantics in Modern Type Theories

Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios / Luo, Zhaohui


1. Auflage März 2021
256 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-78630-128-4
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This book studies formal semantics in modern type theories (MTTsemantics).Compared with simple type theory, MTTs have much richer typestructures and provide powerful means for adequate semanticconstructions. This offers a serious alternative to the traditional settheoretical foundation for linguistic semantics and opens up a newavenue for developing formal semantics that is both model-theoretic andproof-theoretic, which was not available before the development of MTTsemantics.This book provides a reader-friendly and precise description of MTTs andoffers a comprehensive introduction to MTT-semantics. It developsseveral case studies, such as adjectival modification and copredication,to exemplify the attractiveness of using MTTs for the study of linguisticmeaning. It also examines existing proof assistant technology based onMTT-semantics for the verification of semantic constructions andreasoning in natural language. Several advanced topics are also brieflystudied, including dependent event types, an application of dependenttyping to event semantics.

Chapter 1. Type Theoretical Semantics: Introduction
Chapter 2. Modern Type Theories
Chapter 3. MTT-semantics: Basics
Chapter 4. Adjectival and Adverbial Modification in MTT-semantics
Chapter 5. Copredication and Dot-types
Chapter 6. Reasoning about NL in Coq
Chapter 7. Advanced Topics and Conclusion
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis is Associate Professor in ComputationalLinguistics and Associate Director of the Center for Linguistic Theory andStudies in Probability at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is acomputational semanticist with an interest in formal semantics andformal syntax.Zhaohui Luo is Professor of Computer Science at Royal Holloway,University of London, UK. He has published extensively on type theory,including a research monograph published by Oxford University Press.His research has focused on MTT-semantics over the last decade.